LAUSD Schools Go Up for Grabs

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In August, Los Angeles' elected school board voted to open up 200 low-performing schools and 50 new ones to outside control.  The process has started, and yesterday was the deadline for applications to run 36 schools on 30 campuses.  Dozens of groups submitted proposals, including Green Dot and other charter operators, Mayor Villagraigosa's Partnership for Los Angeles Schools and a team composed of the teachers' union and school district staff.

Credits

Guests:
Howard Blume - education reporter for the Los Angeles Times - @howardblume, A.J. Duffy - Apple Academy Charter Public Schools, Jed Wallace - California Charter Schools Association

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Sonya Geis, Frances Anderton